Entropy in Quantum Mechanics: Recent Advances

25.06.2013 - 26.06.2013

The department of mathematics (AGM) and the theoretical Physics laboratory (LPTM) of University of Cergy-Pontoise will host, on 25 and 26 June 2013, a two-day conference on

"Entropy in Quantum Mechanics: Recent Advances''

(download the poster)


This event is a satellite conference of the IHP programme on "Variational and spectral methods in quantum mechanics'' and will be the opportunity to:
     - present the most recent advances built on the foundational results on quantum entropy obtained more than forty years ago, and
     - honour E. Lieb, one of the most prominent contributors to the field.

List of speakers


  • Laurent Bruneau (UCP)
  • Vojkan Jacksic (Mc Gill)
  • Flora Koukiou (UCP)
  • Mathieu Lewin (UCP)
  • Robert Seiringer (Mc Gill)

Programme (download a detailed version with abstracts)


9:30 - 10:00 Coffee

10:00 - 10:10 Opening

10:10 - 11:00 Denes PETZ (Some inequalities in probabilities and matrices)

11:10 - 12:00 Jan Philip SOLOVEJ (Solution to a conjecture on the classical entropy of quantum states)

12:10 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:50 Matthias CHRISTANDL (Recoupling Coefficients and Quantum Entropies)

15:00 - 15:50 Fernando BRANDAO (Exponential Decay of Correlations Implies Area Law)

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:20 Eric CARLEN (Non-commutative Optimal mass transportation and gradient flow)



10:00 - 10:50 Renato RENNER (A proof of the data processing inequality based on smooth entropy)

11:00 - 11:50 Frank HANSEN (Convex trace functions with appllications in quantum physics)

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:50 Frank VERSTRAETE (Entanglement rates and area laws)

15:00 - 15:30 Elliott H. LIEB (Monotonicity of a relative Renyi entropy)

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee


Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Amphithéâtre Colloques
There are no conference fees but registration is strongly recommended.

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Registrations closed

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  Labex MME-DII




Enquiries and information:

Thomas Ballesteros ( (thomas.ballesteros @, when writing please mention 'entropy' in the subject